Caraway

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Caraway
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Carum
Species: Carum carvi
Synonyms

Caraway
Meridian fennel
Persian cumin

Plant Data
Mature height: 20cm (8in)*
60cm (24in)**
Growing plant spacing: 20cm (8in)
*First year, **Second year
References: [1]

Caraway is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae,[2] native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa.

Planner[edit | edit source]

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow
Harvest (seeds)
Harvest (roots)

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Growing[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

Choose a site that receives full sun. Caraway can also be grown indoors in a sunny position.[1]

Soil[edit | edit source]

Ensure the plant has a rich loam soil in which to grow.[1]

Planting[edit | edit source]

Sow outside in late spring or early autumn, in shallow drills in the location where they are to remain.[1]

Thinning[edit | edit source]

Thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart once large enough to handle.

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

Leaves[edit | edit source]

Gather leaves while young. Pick seed heads in late summer or when seeds are brown.[1]

Roots[edit | edit source]

Dig up roots in their second autumn.[1]

Preserving[edit | edit source]

Hang seed heads upside down over an open container.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. a b c d e f g h Bremness, L. (1988). The Complete Book of Herbs. Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London. p.62.
  2. USDA Plants. Classification Report: Apiaceae. Retrieved: 2011-01-08.